Are You a Candidate for Teeth Whitening

A stained, discolored smile may make you feel insecure when you talk to others or pose for pictures. Poor oral hygiene, color-rich foods, dark drinks, smoking, and other factors can contribute to dental staining, but professional teeth whitening can restore a sparkling smile. Who makes a good candidate for this procedure? Are there prerequisites or disqualifiers? At Cosmetic Dentistry of New … Read More

TMJ Health Risks

The TMJs (temporomandibular joints) are the sliding, double-hinged joints that allow us to open and close our mouths. Located at the front of each ear, the TMJs help us to chew food and move the jaw in every direction. Medical professionals classify TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) by discomfort and limited motion in the TMJs.  When the TMJs are not properly aligned, … Read More

How Do You Maintain Veneers?

If you are ready for instant self-assurance and a smile that will light up the room, veneers may be the answer for you. A solution for an extensive range of concerns, veneers are attached to the front of the teeth to conceal imperfections. It is important to keep in mind that veneers are made of porcelain, which is strong, but not … Read More

How Long Do Same-Day Crowns Take?

Having a dental crown placed with the traditional, two-visit  method can be a real hassle. However, we offer same-day crowns to reduce treatment time to one visit.  Thanks largely to the latest technology, the process of getting a crown placed in just one visit is possible, so you won’t need two visits and you won’t have to wear a temporary crown.  Our … Read More

Perfect Your Smile With Dental Crowns for the Front Teeth

When dental damage affects the front teeth, it can lower confidence and cause embarrassment. Dental crowns can transform the smile and boost confidence by restoring the appearance of the teeth while also restoring dental strength and health. At Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico, we offer dental crowns for the front teeth so that his patients in and around Albuquerque, NM, can smile with confidence. To find … Read More

Teeth Whitening for Smokers

When it comes to maintaining white teeth, smokers have it especially hard. Smoking causes teeth to become yellow or stained, and can lead to considerable damage over time to your teeth and gums. If your teeth are stained from smoking, a teeth whitening procedure may restore your pearly whites. Our practice in Albuquerque, NM, can help you achieve the smile you desire. Join … Read More

Treat TMJ Disorder With Custom Mouth Guards

The temporomandibular joints, which are located just in front of the ears, help facilitate proper chewing function. When these joints become inflamed or damaged, it can cause severe pain or discomfort in the jaws as well as the neck, back, and face. Left untreated, it can even lead to other serious oral health issues, such as dental erosion, mobility, and … Read More

Best Toothpaste for Porcelain Veneers

Whether performed as a standalone procedure or part of a smile makeover at Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico, porcelain veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, veneers do not require a lot of additional maintenance. However, there are a few guidelines that should be followed to keep your restorations in tip-top shape. In this article our Albuquerque, NM, dental team … Read More

Root Canal Therapy with a Same-Day Crown

A root canal infection can develop when bacteria gets into the pulp of the tooth, where sensitive nerves and tissues reside. A root canal infection may result in pain, inflammation, and heightened sensitivity. Root canal therapy treats root canal infection to restore comfort and prevent tooth loss. After performing root canal therapy, a crown is placed to further strengthen and … Read More

History of Dental Bridges: From Ancient to Modern Times

For those suffering from tooth loss, dental bridges are the best way to fill in gaps in your smile. Dental bridges are artificial teeth that are designed to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth in a row. While dental bridges have been around for thousands of years, recent decades have seen a vast improvement in the quality and craftsmanship of … Read More